Thursday, December 23, 2021


British born Special Effects Supervisor Richard Coway died on December 22, 2021. H e was 79. Born Richard Stanley Palmer Conway, on January 15, 1942 in Essex, England.  Conway began working in television in the 1960s, where he began his career working alongside Gerry Anderson. He worked on shows such as “Thunderbirds,” “Captain Scarlet” and “Joe 90”.  While there, Conway met fellow visual effects pioneer George Gibbs and together they would go on to work on the 1969 classic “The Battle of Britain.” From there, Conway segued into film work. He was a senior effects supervisor on Dino De Laurentiis’, “Flash Gordon.” It was Conway who created the unforgettable multi-colored skies around Mongo and its neighboring planets. Conway was SFX Supervisor on the 1996 Euro-western “North Star” starring James Caan and Christopher Lambert.

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